Grateful Dead Live at Civic Arena on 1971-04-12
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Set 2: Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Me & Bobby McGee, Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Deal > Not Fade Away > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > Turn On Your Lovelight
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|Cold Rain & Snow|
|Me & My Uncle|
|Next Time You See Me|
|Playing In The Band|
|Hard To Handle|
|Greatest Story Ever Told >|
|Johnny B. Goode|
|The Other One >|
|Me & Bobby McGee|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Going Down The Road Feeling Bad >|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
- 2006-02-18 04:47:46
- SBD > Reel Master > DAT > Sound Forge > CD > EAC > FLAC16
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Civic Arena
Subject: Like the good book says..
Well surely it would be nice to have every recording being so snap crackle, poppin. just listen to Phil riffing during Bertha.
This is down and dirty Grateful Dead. Pretty raw and edgy not so space oriented and with some Pigpen attitude to boot.
Loser is so mellow , just sort of hangs and floats as Jerry drops the lyrics. A solid 1st set tune. This recording is great for the Phil Zone.
Cumberland is so rockin' in 71. Garcia fired up!
It would take until Brent got a hold of the tune for it to dance again.
Greatest Story sounds better to my ears in 73 when Jerry gives it the Wha/ Wha treatment.
>Johnny B- Garcia likes to put in backing vocals on this tune
and he can play that guitar.
Not a huge set but reflective of 71
(except for those rare nights with a 1st set Dark Star)
ths recording has better than average sound for any year.
Truckin>Other One -includes 3 minutes of Bill beating down his kit.
Like that bust out into the TOO jam,,, primal DEAD!
Where they might spend an entire night in the cosmos in 1969
they were content to just dabble in 1971
But when they dabbled they went for it.
So I guess Pig would be off stage for most of this set.
(I don't really here any Keys in the mix nor harmonica)
Casey Jones- has a good pace with Garcia riff going.
Better when they played this song somewhere mid-set rather than
forcing it to produce as a set closer.
To me this tune has an 'outside looking in' quality
that has to be resisted ie- just throwing it on autopilot.
Sugar Magnolia-Very sweet in 71. no pressure slot- let's the song
unfold-- "We can discover the wonders of nature"
a standard list for 71 with a late DEAL thrown in.
DEAL is one of those tunes that grew in jam size over the years.
NFA>GDTRFB>LOVELIGHT probably take you 3 nights to hear that during the 80's and 90's.
The jam gets cooking late in GDTRFB and they are all in
as PIG leads them thru LOVELIGHT!
Weir shreds his voice too little tiny bits
Everybody on fire.. MELTDOWN
Subject: What a great show!
1st Set: Starts off shaky with the sound but they get it together by BERTHA and nail every song. PITB has a nice funk to it that makes me want to shake my booty. HARD TO HANDLE looks like it’s about to be a great one but then comes the tape flip and it is lost to antiquity. GSET is tight and short and we are led out of the first set with an always rollicking JBG.
2nd Set: The second set opener of TRUCKIN is nice with a DRUMS into THE OTHER ONE. This is actually a good OO, a song I’m not a big fan of but they play the heck out of it. The segue into WHARFRAT is, of course, trippy and good. MABM looks like it is going to be one of the bests but the taper, God bless him, isn’t paying attention and flips the tape in the middle! Oh, well. CASEY JONES is actually good here. I can’t believe it but they really jam it out the way it needs to be. SUGAR MAGNOLIA is actually really hot. DEAL is really good. It’s all good.NFA into GDTRFB is sublime and one of the best so far. The LOVELIGHT is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
Subject: My first show!
Subject: a good one
But this ain't one of those.
Ladies and gentleman, meet Bill Kreutzmann.
Be sure to at least check out the short white-hot Lovelight to hear some magnificent drumming and stick around for Sam Cutler admonishing the venue promoter for daring to suggest that the band was "tired."
Subject: Incredible Performance!
The Other One is fantastic, with lots of great interplay and intensity, some of the best Other One jamming of the pre-Keith 71 era.
The end of the set is remarkable as well, with great playing in NFA and a perfect segue from GDTRFB to Lovelight. This Lovelight, much like the Other One prior to it, contains some epic and cohesive interplay between the guitarists, and truly one of a kind thematic jamming. Though short, it is likely one of the best Lovelights ever performed. Quite an exclamation point to end this wonderful show on!
Subject: My First Concert
Pittsburgh is no exception. Phil is in high gear.
Subject: Like a lightning bolt
Subject: It's a shame about the cuts...
It crackles with energy and the Charlie Miller sound is dynamite!
This live wire performance would get five stars if it wasnt for the cuts, which seem to occur the most inopportune times. Still, its closer to five than four. Dont miss the tragically cut Other One! (97 pts)
Subject: Bones of the Dead
Subject: my first show!
Subject: A Diamond
a brilliant show!
let the carbon congeal
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 12, 1971 at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
Thirty eight years ago today the GRATEFUL DEAD performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Where were you?
5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.
A Charlie Miller "Masterpiece". I suggest you click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.
PS: I highly recommend getting every April 71 show there is on the IA. The best shows the GRATEFUL DEAD ever did were in April of 71 at the Fillmore East, and West and they are hard to find too.
Subject: Typical 71
Bottom line is this is an average show from somewhat of a down year, the valley between the peaks of 68-69 and 72-74. Recording glitches bring down otherwise excellent sound.
Subject: good show
Subject: Great clean sound...yet were the tapers that high?
Subject: pristine sound
Subject: Excellent show and recording
Subject: well done